Upscale St. Albert offers incentives to encourage industrial, multi-family developments

Single-family suburbia. That might be the historical image many in Alberta’s Capital Region have of St. Albert, but it’s looking less applicable these days.

That’s because Alberta’s sixth-largest city (population 61,000-plus) is showing a keen interest these days in big changes, from a greater acceptance of alternative housing forms to an eye for the future on jobs right in the city.

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Industry in Parkland County and continued developments for 2013

In regards to industry, one of the bigger and long time issues in Parkland County is gravel.

“We’re both blessed and cursed with the gravel resource in Parkland County.”

Although the County receives royalties on gravel extraction it is also faced with problems such as larger traffic volumes and elevated noise levels that is concerning for nearby residents.

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